CRL Newsletter

Vol. 25, No. 1

April 2013


CRL Highlights

The National Research Council named the SDSU-UCSD joint-doctoral programs among the top 10 in their most recent rankings of Ph.D. programs nationwide.

Congratulations to Carol Padden, who recently won the prestigious MacArthur Fellow award. See her talk about her work and the award here. Congrats, Carol -- we're proud of you!

David Groppe in the Kutas lab recently released a MATLAB toolbox for ERP analysis, the Mass Univariate ERP Toolbox. "Savvy corrections for multiple comparisons are applied to make spurious findings unlikely while still retaining a useful degree of statistical power."

Keith Rayner received the Humboldt Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany, which includes a nice cash award and makes it possible for German students and post-docs to visit the Rayner lab (3 visitors have already been here), and for students from his lab to visit labs in Germany. Keith also received the Chancellor's Associates Research Award from UCSD this year. Congratulations, Keith!

New Researchers at CRL

CRL welcomes Carolyn Quam (from the University of Pennsylvania) as a new post-doctoral researcher. Carolyn's research asks how children learn to assign clearly discriminable phonetic variation to the appropriate levels of linguistic structure -- faced with highly variable acoustic input, how do young children converge on the correct interpretations of speech? Welcome to the CRL, Carolyn!

CRL welcomes Ben Amsel (from the University of Toronto) as a new post-doctoral researcher. Ben's research interests are in human memory and knowledge representation. He is interested in how different types of knowledge are stored and commuted in the brain and what the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying semantic memory use are, as well as neural network modeling and electrophysiological recording. Welcome to the CRL, Ben!

Congratulations to the 2011-2012 recipients of the CRL Pre-doctoral training fellowship!

Carson Dance Cognitive Science Phonological organization; changes in language though development; changes in language through second language learning
Tristan Davenport Cognitive Science Influence of world knowledge and inference on word- and sentence-processing; Prediction in sentence processing; Event-related potentials
Erica Ellis JDP

Language Disorders and Development, Late Talkers and early identification

Emily Morgan Linguistics Integrating psycholinguistic data with computational models of sentence processing
Bozena Pajak Linguistics Bilingual and multilingual speakers through real-time behavior studies; Psycholinguistics and language acquisition
Naja Ferjan Ramirez Linguistics Neural representation of first and second language; language acquisition
Dario Gutierrez Cognitive Science  
Liz Schotter Psychology Serial and parallel architectures of language comprehension (reading) and production; Eye movements and language processing


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